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  • CVS cuts period products’ costs by 25%, pays ‘tampon tax’ in 12 states

    CVS Health is reducing the cost of its store brand period products by 25%. As of October 5, the company also began paying sales tax for menstrual products on customers’ behalf in 12 states, most of which currently have a “tampon tax.” In the U.S. today, one in four people struggle to afford menstrual products. Advocates stress […]

  • Kroger and Albertsons in talks over potential merger

    Grocery store giant Kroger is in talks to merge with rival Albertsons.  A deal could be reached as soon as this week, but no final decision has been made and talks could still be delayed or falter, Bloomberg reported, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.   The all-cash acquisition could be announced as soon as Friday […]

  • Walgreens, CVS withholding medications from people post-Roe

    If you could become pregnant, a pharmacist at Walgreens or CVS could refuse to fill your prescription if the medication could harm a pregnancy.  The companies have policies allowing their pharmacists to use professional discretion to deny medication to people they suspect are trying to circumvent state laws restricting abortion, USA TODAY reported.  The Supreme Court […]

  • Post-Roe decision people say they’ve been denied necessary medications

    The nation’s two largest pharmacies, Walgreens and CVS, have updated their company policies to allow their pharmacists to deny medication to people who they think could be circumventing new abortion laws by causing a miscarriage. In a case called Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court in June overturned its 1973 decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion. The […]

  • Social Security benefits COLA increase 8.7% in 2023

    Social Security benefits are set to rise by 8.7% next year – the fourth-biggest increase since automatic inflation adjustments were introduced in 1975.  This cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will boost the average monthly checks retirees receive in January by $146 to $1,827, the Social Security Administration said Thursday. That builds on last year’s 5.9% COLA […]

  • He says sales total $2 million so far

    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said his latest financial venture was seemingly inevitable: A new perfume tied to his name, “Burnt Hair.”  The billionaire Musk, the world’s richest man according to Forbes, announced his latest investment into the perfume industry on Tuesday and he said within six hours sold 10,000 bottles of his branded […]

  • CPI report shows inflation eased, but stayed high, in Oct. 2022

    Inflation drifted lower last month, but the descent from historic highs remains painfully slow and a key measure set a new 40-year record. Consumer prices increased 8.2% from a year earlier, down from an 8.3% rise in August and a four-decade high of 9.1% in June, as climbing food and rent costs again offset falling gasoline […]

  • Prime Day fashion deals still available on shoes, clothes, more

    — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission The Prime Early Access sale has come to a close, but there’s still a chance to take advantage of early Black Friday deals on fashion and luggage. If you missed the opportunity to shop Amazon’s massive second Prime Day sale, […]

  • What is inflation? Definition, explanation, what it means for economy.

    Inflation is hovering at a 40-year high, driven by steep increases in food prices, housing and utilities. The Federal Reserve is trying to bring it down by aggressively raising interest rates, even if it pushes the economy closer to a recession.  Still, prices are soaring, making it harder for many Americans to get by. The concept […]